Hostel 2 (2007)

July 30, 2007 at 11:13 pm (Movies, Reviews)

 

After watching the first installment, I decided to be a faithful fan and watch the sequel when it was released. I need to make it clear that I’m a horror fan, but I will try not be biased. I love the genre due to it’s creepy story-lines, so I try to watch any horror movie when it is released.

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‘ Three female college students take a detour from their partying, enticed by a beautiful European woman who promises seclusion, safety and maybe even romance. What they get is a living hell where they are sold to the highest bidder who’s fondest wish is to kill them slowly. Hostel 2 also follows 2 American men who, on the flip side of the coin, are willing to pay to join an exclusive club where a life will end at their hands…any way they like. It’s a story of human monsters and the almighty dollar as only Eli Roth could tell it.’ Written by Paul Nomad of Dreadcentral.com

Hostel 2 starts with the main protagonist of Hostel 1 who survived the killing, hiding in a country home scarred of being caught and killed by the same people who caused him misery and killed his friends. There is no link between Part 1 and part 2 so don’t worry if you haven’t watched the first. Anyway, back to the story, 3 American girls ‘ Beth, Lorna, and  Whitney‘  are on a school holiday in Rome. On a field trip, they meet the model ‘Axelle‘, who tells them about an amazing spa in Slovakia. The girls stay at the same hostel where the first movie took place. Their details are copied and posted online….

 

They were auctioned !!! Inside a deserted factory, lots of people (Mostly tourists) are imprisoned until the hightest bidder/winner of the auction, arrives to Slovakia and claims his /her item. Just to add few slices of pineapples, not only do men bid on this auction, women participate as well. Blame the feminists!!! Inside a chamber, they are tortured and killed. There is no law , it’s a jungle and nobody is safe; not the bidder and obviously not the prisoners/auction items themselves. If the bidder decide to back out, he would be killed and if he didn’t finish off his prey , he will be killed as well.

There are 2 rules inside that crazy factory if you are a bidder;

   1) A Dog-Faced Tattoo

   2) You need to kill someone, if you can’t do it , don’t bid. Otherwise, you are in a big Problem!!!

I believe the reasons behind those 2 rules is that you signed a contract by having the tattoo and secondly you are not going to implicate your self if you decide to report the factory crimes because you have already participated in a crime. 

The movie may seem a horror movie, but it is deeper than that. I thought a lot about the ending which I’m not to disclose here. The fact that people can turn to beasts, animals and sometimes monstors in certain situations is very scarry. You can be provoked by a number of stimulators in you life and you do things that you regret it afterward. But, can you be stimulated by some events that lead you to do somethings that you can not regret because it can be a matter of of life and death?? Can you kill someone to save yourself? will you do it? So many questions that I don’t know how I’m going to answer them because I simply Don’t know !!!

 A lot of people found the movie to be better than the first and I’m one of them. For example, you don’t sympathise with the boys in the first movie, they went to Slovakia because they wanted to party and have, you can’t relate to them. It’s different with the girls; you feel sorry for them, you want to help them but you can’t which makes the feeling worse.

After the movie , i was thinkning deeply what will I do, if I was in their shoes? How far can you go to avenge yourself? Would you kill somebody so that you can feed the fire inside you? How about hatered? The motto of the movie is ” In each one of us, there is a beast” and I do believe that when the time/ settings become appropriate, we might turn into vicious creatures, we can be murderers if we were pushed to the limit, and that what terrifies me.

 

Questions arised:

– Can a movie like this affect tourism? and will you reconsider visiting a contry after watching a gore movie like this?

– How will you avenge yourself if you were kidnapped and tortured like the actersses in this movie? and How far can you go in the pursuance of your own vengeance?

Memorable quotes:

Lorna: Would you like a smint?

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Axelle: As my father always says, “nozdrovja”, to your health!

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My Rating: 6/10

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6 Comments

  1. Carlsb3rg said,

    I am a horror fan as well.. but the recent trend of gory slashers (Hostel,The Hills have eyes 2, etc), not really my thing. Most of the time, they show the stupidity of mankind (The victims).

  2. 'GreY' said,

    not a horror fan , if i see horror movies i get nighmares which are more horrific than the movie so i avoid watching them…..

  3. Patrick Semaan said,

    looks gooooood

  4. Hessa said,

    Carlsb3rg:

    After the success of the American remake of “The Grudge”, The ‘Horror’ trend was revived, Now, we every other week, a horror movie is released and as a result, the stories started to become predictable and unfortunately stupid, I must agree with you. This part (Part 2) had the usual formula but it contains an underlying message that led to a vey long disscussion about the movie afterwards. Give it a try if you came across the DVD.

    Grey:

    There isn’t many scarry/bloody scenes but in spite of the limited numbers of scenes.. There are sill uncomfortable to watch. Did I mention that my friend felt sick after the movie that she wasn’t able to eat anything for the rest of the day *_*

    Patrick Semaan:

    It is, indeed.. You will not be disappointed.

  5. rieaane said,

    Me, same with Grey, always had a nightmare after watching horror movies 😦

  6. Hessa said,

    You too Rie…. You don’t have to watch a horror movie at night… Watch it on the morning of your weekends…^__^

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